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Mountaineers Mountaineers Freedom of the Hills

This classic mountaineering text is considered the bible for climbers and mountaineers. The first edition was published in 1960, and since MEC first began we've had this book in the assortment. It includes sections about equipment, knot tying, specific climbing techniques, glacier and mountain travel, and expedition planning. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed revisions to the information provided about rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing. The content is reviewed and updated by a team of experts, both climbers and climbing educators.
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Member Reviews for Mountaineers Freedom of the Hills
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Location: Guelph, Ont
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Comfort Driven
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
MEC MEMBER

Great info

Date:February 18, 2013
After take a course with one axe pursuits they recommended getting this book. This book is packed full of good info from knots to food , gear, climbs every thing.
Pros: Good Value
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Location: BC Vancouver
Age: 45-55
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational

Mountaineering Bible for beginners to experts.

Date:March 11, 2012
Comprehensive overview of mountaineering knowledge, equipment, techniques and practises.
A treasure trove, indispensable reading for beginners and more experienced outdoors-folk alike.
Chapters:
Outdoor Fundamentals;
Climbing Fundamentals;
Rock Climbing;
Snow, Ice and Alpine Climbing;
Emergency Prevention and Response;
The Mountain Environment.
Leave No Trace ethos solidly promoted throughout; Strong focus on safety;
Excellent and informative charts diagrams and illustrations.
I read it from cover to cover and it's a really good, interesting read as well.
One glaring flaw is the curious ommission of HHS (Harness Hang Syndrome) warnings in rescue situations. Aside from that, this book should be on every outdoor person's shelf.
Pros: well written
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Location: Vancouver,BC
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
MEC MEMBER

A great advisor

Date:January 6, 2012
This book has a vast amount of information on how to travel safe & sound in the backcountry.This are the titles of some of its 17 chapters: Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, Rock Climbing ,Ice Climbing,Winter and Expedition Climbing,Safety and Leadership,Alpine Rescue etc.
 
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Location: Laval,Quebec
Age: over 55
Gender: male
Gear Style: Comfort Driven
MEC MEMBER

Title tells it all for one who enjoys climbing.

Date:June 13, 2011
This book is a great investment for anyone who enjoys climbing. There is information for the experts and lots of information for the casual climber. While some infomation is a little too technical for me, there is much advise on how to make climbing both safer and more enjoyable. This book is a good stepping stone to taking a more serious approach to mountaineering.
Pros: Good Value